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Power and poverty : old age in the pre-industrial past

Author: Susannah R Ottaway; L A Botelho; Katharine Kittredge
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002.
Series: Contributions to the study of aging, no. 27.
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This volume examines contemporary research on the history of old age, demonstrating many ways in which advanced age was associated with authority in the pre-industrial past, challenging existing  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Power and poverty.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002
(OCoLC)654241886
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susannah R Ottaway; L A Botelho; Katharine Kittredge
ISBN: 0313311285 9780313311284
OCLC Number: 49415671
Description: xii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Authority, autonomy, and responsibility among the aged in the pre-industrial past / Susannah R. Ottaway --
Aging and memory in a bureaucratizing world : a French historical experience / David G. Troyansky --
Poverty, patriarchy, and old age : the households of American Revolutionary War veterans, 1820-1830 / Jack Resch --
Social lives of elderly women in eighteenth-century Toulouse / Sherri Klassen --
Women and aging in transatlantic perspective / Anne Kugler --
Old people and the flow of resources between generations in Papal Rome, sixteenth to nineteenth centuries / Angela Groppi --
The experience of old age in the narratives of the rural poor in early modern Germany / Louise Gray --
"Labor and sorrow" : the living conditions of the elderly residents of Bocking, Essex, 1793-1807 / Jane Pearson --
Old age in early modern Castilian villages / David Vassberg --
Stereotypes and statistics : old women and accusations of witchcraft in early modern Europe / Alison Rowlands --
Naturalizing myths of aging : a cautionary tale / Kirk Combe and Kenneth Schmader --
Aging heroes, buffoons, and statesmen in Shakespeare's plays / Janice Rossen --
Images of old age in early modern cheap print : women, witches, and the poisonous female body / L.A. Botelho --
"The ag'd dame to venery inclin'd" : images of sexual older women in eighteenth-century Britain / Katharine Kittredge.
Series Title: Contributions to the study of aging, no. 27.
Responsibility: edited by Susannah R. Ottaway, L.A. Botelho, and Katharine Kittredge ; foreword by W.A. Achenbaum.

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